The research conducted by the authors was the subjective evaluation of school achievements and the influence of parents. Among other things the aim was seeking answers for the questions: “How do students retrospectively assess their school accomplishments?” and “Is there a link regarding achievement motivation in school and a retrospective assessment of the parental interaction?” (in terms of closeness, help, guidance and requirements on the part of parents). The research was conducted among 177 female students who made a retrospective evaluation of their performance in high school and their parents’ attitudes towards them. The study used the following techniques: Inventory of Achievement Motivation, H. Schuler, G.C. Thornton, A. Frintrup in ed. W. Klinkosz, A.E. Sękowski, Questionnaire of parental attitudes M. Braun-Gałkowska and a questionnaire in the development of their own, including questions about the family situation, socio-demographic data. The study confirmed the significant impact of parents for creation of achievement motivation and success of school students.